Sunday, 27 March 2016

Take Your Box Camera To Play Day 2016

Lumière Scout Box with Rollei RPX 400
For last weekend's 'Take Your Box Camera to Play Day', I reverted to using Lumière Scout Box rather than the Kodak No.2 Brownie as I had done last year; the Scout Box seems to give better results, despite there being less controls (the Brownie does have three aperture settings). With the Scout Box being more compact than the Brownie, I used the Brownie's case, as the camera fitted in the case with enough space for three cartons of medium format film, plus room to slip a yellow filter in the side.


I shot three rolls of Rollei RPX 400 for its good latitude to guard against variations in conditions, and shot most of the interiors using the 'pneumatique' or time setting, balancing the camera on any available flat surface while holding the shutter open for long exposures. All rolls were developed in RO9 One Shot diluted 1+25 staircase.

Lumière Scout Box with Rollei RPX 400
Lumière Scout Box with Rollei RPX 400
Lumière Scout Box with Rollei RPX 400
Lumière Scout Box with Rollei RPX 400
Lumière Scout Box with Rollei RPX 400
See the whole set on Flickr here.

2 comments:

  1. Nice work with the Lumiere! Sure seems like the ISO 400 film was just right for indoors/overcast shots.

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    1. Thanks - the RPX 400 worked well with the long exposures indoors which I just estimated - and showed the Lumiere lens to be fairly good for a simple box camera.

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